As you know Breast Cancer is close to my heart at the moment, I will not mention names as I don’t feel that is right however it is something as a family we are focused on and would like to raise awareness of.
On the 8th August the BBC ran a story which states that “All patients getting cancer treatment should be told to do two and a half hours of physical excercise every week.” – this is based on a report by Macmillan Cancer Support. The charity says that advising patients to rest and take it easy is now outdated and that research shows that excercise can reduce the risk of dying from Cancer and help to minimise the side effects of treatment. The full article can be found here.
Breast Care nurses actively try to encourage patients in their care to return to the gym and pool to boost recovery, improve general fitness and to help aid emotional healing; Chemotherapy can cause depression – this can be successfully combatted by a suitable excerise programme.
This in itself can be daunting for mastectomy patients who worry that swimwear, lingerie and sportswear will no longer fit properly or worse that their breast form will not stay in place. Finding a stockist with a good selection of mastectomy lingerie can prove challenging.
Anita understands these concerns and has created Centres of Excellence within lingerie shops across the UK, where staff as specially trained to expertly fit lingerie, swimwear and sports breast-forms which are especially designed for swimming and sports activities; for example the breast-forms designed for swimming have built in grooves to allow the water to drain freely reducing movement and discomfort.
The specialist range is very carefully designed to help the patient feel comfortable and confident with their new figure after surgery, helping to ensure that there is no reason why women with breast-forms (prosthesis) cannot swim, horse-ride, run or exercise in the way she normally would.
About the Centres of Excellence:
30a Queens Road
0208 505 9138
Pretty Things limited
18 Heddon Court Parade
0208 440 0633